Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 12, 1999
New Worlds Of Order, Argentine Ants Succeed By Outnumbering The Competition
The voracious appetite of Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) and their tendency to displace native ants has been well documented, but the specific mechanisms used by the insects have been unclear.

Cockpit Crews Use Hints To Correct Captains
Confronting one's boss can be intimidating for anyone, but for first officers co-piloting commercial aircraft, it can be a matter of life or death.

Bosnian Refugees' PTSD Rates 25 Times Higher Than Swedes'
War is stressful, and civil war perhaps most of all, but now scientists have documented just how traumatically stressful it can be.

New Accident Record Analysis Shows Deer Mishaps Climbing
CHAPEL HILL - Deer cause more than 5 percent of all reportable driving accidents across the state, according to a new University of North Carolina analysis of 1997 N.C. motor vehicle accident records.

HIV Ties To Victimization Often Overlooked
AIDS prevention and treatment should take into account the powerful impact that rape, mugging, and other violence have on HIV-infected inner city African-American women, say researchers.

Reassuring Findings About Infants Exposed To Zidovudine
Children exposed to zidovudine (ZDV, AZT) in utero and as newborns and who escaped acquiring HIV from their infected mothers show no cancers or other adverse health effects up through preschool age, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Improving End-Of-Life Care For Terminally Ill
The three-year study, called the Palliative Care Project, challenges the current model of medical care in which terminally ill patients must choose between continued medical treatment from conventional health care providers and the supportive benefits of hospice care.

The Secret Nature Of Hydrogen Bonds
Confirming a controversial prediction first made by famous chemist Linus Pauling, a new experiment has shown that the bizarre rules of the quantum world cause the weak

Scientists Present 1998 Earth-Temperature Trends
Since late 1978, polar-orbiting satellites have monitored the microwave emissions from oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere and have allowed scientists to build a 20-year record of the temperature of the Earth as measured from space.

New Method Of Dating Past Earthquakes, Assessing Future Ones Discovered
What are the chances of a major earthquake hitting New York City?
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